Filmmaking has so evolved that recent history has simply been an exhibition of cinematographic genius. The compelling storylines, dialogue and captivating theatrics are strengthened by man-hours of much overlooked behind-the-scene activities by the cinematographer – and they have been a good number of them down the years. Here are some classic productions by some of these great cinematographers.

The diving bell and the butterfly (2007) by Janusz Kaminski

There Will Be Blood (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) by Ellen Kuras

 

Silence (2016) by Rodrigo Prieto

The Handmaiden (2016) by Chung Chung-hoon

City of God (2002) by César Charlone

Moonlight (2016) by James Laxton

The New World (2005) by Emmanuel Lubezki

Let the Right One In (2008) by Hoyt Van Hoytema

The Great Beauty (2013) by Luca Bigazzi

Carol (2015) by Ed Lachman


Ida
(2014) by Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal

The Grandmaster (2013) by Philippe Le Sourd


The Master
(2012) by Paul Thomas Anderson


Hero
(2002) by Christopher Doyle


Mother of George
(2013) by Bradford Young


Mad Max: Fury Road
(2015) by John Seale


Pan’s Labyrinth
(2006) by Guillermo Navarro


Mr. Turner
(2014) by Dick Pope


Children of Men
(2006) by Emmanuel Lubezki


Far From Heaven
(2002) by Ed Lachman


The Immigrant
by Darius Khondji


In the Mood for Love
(2000) by Christopher Doyle, Pung-Leung Kwan and Ping Bin Lee


Tree of Life
(2011) by Emmanuel Lubezki


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
(2007) by Roger Deakins


The Grand Budapest
(2014) by Wes Anderson


The Hateful Eight
(2015) by Quentin Tarantino


1917
(2019) by Sam Mendes

Culled from IndieWire

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